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PayScale.com Selected by AlwaysOn as an AO100 Top Private Company Award Winner

Recognized for Leadership in Emerging Technology and Global Business Potential

Seattle, WA - July 17, 2007 - PayScale.com, the world's largest online salary source, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the AO 100 Top Private Companies for 2007. The fifth-annual elite AO100 list was compiled by the AlwaysOn editorial panel. In order to be eligible for the AO100 list, companies had to be peer-nominated, with AlwaysOn receiving more than 1,000 nominations from venture investors, investment bankers and other industry experts.

PayScale and the AO 100 Top Private Companies for 2007 will be honored at the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit to be held July 31 - Aug 2, 2007, at Stanford University. The Stanford Summit is a two-and-a-half-day executive gathering that highlights the significant economic, political and commercial trends affecting the global technology industries. The idea behind the AO100 top private companies list is to identify the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in the global technology industry.

PayScale is a leader in compensation information, possessing over 8 million unique salary profiles and patent-pending search matching technology that provides immediate and current compensation intelligence. PayScale has launched the concept of anonymously comparing your salary online - in detail - to other real people with similar individual and job characteristics (I.e., location, company type and size, job, experience, education, skills, and more.) Using an advanced search and proprietary matching technology, PayScale finds a relevant peer group from their data set that matches the user-provided job information. The system allows every user's job profile to be unique and relevant to his/her different job requirements, thus creating a level of accuracy that cannot be achieved with traditional methodologies.

A full list of all the AlwaysOn Top 100 Private Companies can be found on the AlwaysOn Web site at: http://alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/15899

"We are honored at PayScale to be recognized by AlwaysOn as one the 100 most innovative private companies in America. AO has always been on the front edge of technology innovation and adoption," said Michael Metzger, president and chief executive officer of PayScale.com. "Recognition by the AlwaysOn network is further proof and endorsement that PayScale is re-writing the rules for online salary collection, reporting, and insight."

About The AlwaysOn Stanford Summit
The Stanford Summit is a two-and-a-half-day executive gathering that highlights the significant economic, political and commercial trends affecting the global technology industries. The Stanford Summit features the most innovative companies, eminent technologists, influential investors and journalists in keynote presentations, panel debates and private company CEO showcases. The Stanford Summit's goal is to identify the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in the global tech industry.

About PayScale.com
PayScale is a market leader in online compensation and benefit data for employers and individuals. With the world's largest database of individual employee compensation profiles, PayScale provides an immediate and precise snapshot of current market pay. PayScale's patent-pending real-time profiling technology collects and indexes employee pay attributes worldwide and makes this data available through its online search tools and salary reports at www.PayScale.com. PayScale was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

About AlwaysOn
ALWAYSON ignited the open-media revolution in early 2003 by being the first media brand to launch a global blog network. In 2004, ALWAYSON continued to lead the media industry in innovation by introducing a social network where members can connect and engage. ALWAYSON is also revolutionizing the media business by applying its open-media principles to its executive event series (STANFORD SUMMIT, ALWAYSON HOLLYWOOD, ALWAYSON MEDIA and GOINGGREEN) and quarterly print "blogozine" by empowering its members to post and share their ideas and meet each other online. As our loyal readers know, ALWAYSON is committed to the free-market, merit-driven approach to reporting and event programming. No other media brand has dared to create such open interaction with its readers and event participants.

For AlwaysOn Stanford Summit
Elizabeth Anderson
Ph: 650-762-2800
eanderson@ar-edelman.com

For PayScale
Gottlieb Group Communications
Steven Gottlieb
Ph : 206-427-9591
steven@gottliebgroupcom.com